South & East Essex

Founded in 1977 the South & East Essex Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild serves the community along and inland from the Thames Estuary.  We welcome anyone with an interest in Embroidery, but we don’t even insist that you stitch!  Saturday meetings offer a variety of entertainment, from guest speakers to practical afternoons.  We aim to cover the wide range of interests which inform Textile Art and Embroidery - from the historical and cultural, to the contemporary.  Our Wednesday meetings are very popular, a chance to bring along your own work to stitch and share with others, in a very relaxed friendly atmosphere.


Balmoral Centre, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7AU.

The venue is not far from the A13 London Road and bus routes, and has its own car park to the front of the building. The Meeting Rooms are at the back of the building on the ground floor.

Saturday meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in The Lounge.
1.45pm – 4.30pm
A mixture of guest speakers, Members’ workshops and social afternoons

Wednesday meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month (except December)
10.30am – 12.30pm in St. Paul’s Room.
Bring along your own stitching to share and chat with others

The annual Membership fee is £55.00 – there are no other expenses to pay, and this fee entitles attendance at 12 Saturday meetings and 11 Wednesday meetings. Half year fees apply from 1st March 2012.

Visitor fees are £5 per Saturday and £3 per Wednesday.

We have a limit of three visitor meetings before we respectfully ask that you take up Membership.

Branch programme

Chair: Lesley Fowler

Treasurer: Debra Oakley

Secretary: Juliet Bryson

Young Embroiderers Rep:

IT Rep: Beverley Folkard

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